Faculty Highlights

Dr. Alard receives Medical Education Research Award at Research!Louisville

Dr. Pascale Alard received 2nd place for the 2019 Research! Louisville, Ruth Greenberg award for Medical Education Research with her project entitled “Using IF-AT strategy in the dental immunology curriculum has a beneficial impact on performance and long term retrieval”. Ruth Greenberg award supports studies that investigate methods and outcomes related to teaching and learning for healthcare learners.

Read more at: https://louisville.edu/researchlouisville/r-l-2019-award-winners-and-photos/r-l-2019-award-winners/view

Novel immune-based cancer prevention approach developed

In a recent publication in Cancer Research Drs. Shirwan and Yolcu describe a novel approach to cancer prevention using an immune therapeutic developed in their laboratories:  https://insiderlouisville.com/health/preventing-cancer-uofl-discovery-holds-promise/

Plant exosomes remodel gut microbiome and host immunity

Dr. Huang-Ge Zhang’s recent publication in Cell Host & Microbe reveals how plant products and their effects on the microbiome may be used to target specific host processes to alleviate disease.  This finding has already attracted significant national attention (SienceDirect and The Scientist).

Dr. Abu Kwaik elected American Academy of Microbiology fellow

Dr. Abu Kwaik was elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology, which is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology.  Membership recognizes excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences.